Rafa

Author: Rafael Nadal,John Carlin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1401303927

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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In his memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, tennis star Rafael Nadal reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success. What makes a champion? What does it take to be the best in the world at your sport? Rafael Nadal has the answers. It begins in Mallorca, where the tight-knit Nadal family has lived for generations. Coached by his uncle Toni from the age of four and taught humility and respect by his parents, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of becoming an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining a gracious, hardworking role model for people in all walks of life. Now he takes us behind the scenes, from winning the Wimbledon 2008 final -- described by John McEnroe as "the greatest game of tennis" he had ever seen -- to the family problems that brought him low in 2009 and the numerous injuries that have threatened his career. With candor and intelligence, Nadal brings readers on his dramatic and triumphant journey, never losing sight of the prize he values above all others: the unity and love of his family. From RAFA:"During a match, you are in a permanent battle to fight back your everyday vulnerabilities, bottle up your human feelings. The more bottled up they are, the greater your chances of winning, so long as you've trained as hard as you play and the gap in talent is not too wide between you and your rival. The gap in talent with Federer existed, but it was not impossibly wide. It was narrow enough, even on his favorite surface in the tournament he played best, for me to know that if I silenced the doubts and fears, and exaggerated hopes, inside my head better than he did, I could beat him. You have to cage yourself in protective armor, turn yourself into a bloodless warrior. It's a kind of self-hypnosis, a game you play, with deadly seriousness, to disguise your own weaknesses from yourself, as well as from your rival."

Rafa Nadal

Author: Marta Barroso

Publisher: Cuento de Luz

ISBN: 8416733082

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6812


Thanks to his modest personality, from an early age the great tennis player Rafa Nadal discovered what really matters, and the values that would be the guiding principles for his life. Guided Reading Level: P, Lexile Level: 930L

Rafa: My Story

Author: Rafael Nadal,John Carlin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748129456

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 6864


The Sunday Times bestselling autobiography from the greatest tennis player of his generation 'A winner' Independent 'A terrific sporting memoir, full of memorable anecdotes' New Statesman 'As exciting as Rafa himself' Woman's Own No tennis player since Andre Agassi has captivated the world like Rafael Nadal. He's a rarity in today's sporting arena - a true sportsman who chooses to let his raw talent, dedication and humility define him. With a remarkable 16 grand slam victories under his belt, and with friend and rival Roger Federer's record haul of 20 in his sights, Nadal is an extraordinary competitor whose ferocity on court is made even more remarkable by his grace off it. This book takes us to the heart of Nadal's childhood, his growth as a player, and his incredible career. It includes memorable highs and lows, from victory in the 2008 Wimbledon final - a match that John McEnroe called the 'greatest game of tennis ever played' - to the injury problems that have frequently threatened his dominance of the sport, to becoming the youngest player of the open era to complete a career Grand Slam in 2010. It transports us from Nadal's lifelong home on the island of Majorca to the locker room of Centre Court as he describes in detail the pressures of competing in the greatest tournament in the world. It offers a glimpse behind the racquet to learn what really makes this intensely private person - who has never before talked about his home life - tick. And it provides us with a story that is personal, revealing and every bit as exciting as Nadal himself.

Rafael Nadal

Author: Belmont and Belcourt Biographies

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 1619841746

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 9206


Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest players in the history of tennis. Most fans are aware of his double digit Grand Slam titles and his Career Golden Slam, but in order to truly understand Rafael Nadal, you must first understand where he came from. "Rafael Nadal: An Unauthorized Biography" explores Nadal's upbringing and details his breakthrough into professional tennis, all the way through his 2012 victories at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and the Barcelona Open. Nadal's exceptional talents have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Nadal so much. From family to tennis to the future, all you need to know about Rafael Nadal is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Rafael Nadal's life.

Rafael

Author: K. Victoria Chase

Publisher: K. Victoria Chase

ISBN: 098906512X

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 3004


An old crush. A new flame. Bodies are piling up and Detective Genie Green is having a hard time solving these murders. What she doesn't need is her former high school crush--Rafael Santiago--distracting her when a promotion hangs in the balance. Detective Rafael Santiago has a chance to make it into the FBI, but one last case is in his way. When his past returns to haunt him, and he'll be forced to make a decision that will put a beautiful detective's life on the line. Tempers flare and attraction burns hot as these two independent detectives are thrown together to investigate the deadliest gang in the city. If you enjoy engaging plots and real characters, then you'll love the first installment of K. Victoria Chase's The Santiago Brothers. Read Rafael then fall in love with his brothersAlejandro and Ricardo.

Rafa

Author: Rafael Nadal,John Carlin

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: 9781401324513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9306


Published to coincide with the 2011 US Open, this first personal, candid look into the life of tennis's #1 player, Rafael Nadal, who, an intensely private person, is known for his discipline, respect and kindness, traces his childhood, growth as a player and his extraordinary career.

Rafael Márquez

Author: Arturo Contró

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781404276673

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5998


A simple biography of the Mexican soccer star, Rafael Marquez.

Kings of Cocaine

Author: Guy Gugliotta,Jeff Leen

Publisher: Garrett County Press

ISBN: 1891053345

Category: True Crime

Page: 391

View: 5122


This is the story of the most successful cocaine dealers in the world: Pablo Escobar Gaviria, Jorge Luis Ochoa Vasquez, Carlos Lehder Rivas and Jose Gonzalo Rodriguez Gacha. In the 1980s they controlled more than fifty percent of the cocaine flowing into the United States. The cocaine trade is capitalism on overdrive -- supply meeting demand on exponential levels. Here you'll find the story of how the modern cocaine business started and how it turned a rag tag group of hippies and sociopaths into regal kings as they stumbled from small-time suitcase smuggling to levels of unimaginable sophistication and daring. The $2 billion dollar system eventually became so complex that it required the manipulation of world leaders, corruption of revolutionary movements and the worst kind of violence to protect.

Rafa's Dog

Author: Helen Griffiths

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823404926

Category: Death

Page: 107

View: 9512


A Spanish child who befriends a stray dog finds that relationship helpful when tragedy strikes his family.

Stealing the Network

Author: Johnny Long,Timothy Mullen,Ryan Russell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080517759

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 3251


The best-selling Stealing the Network series reaches its climactic conclusion as law enforcement and organized crime form a high-tech web in an attempt to bring down the shadowy hacker-villain known as Knuth in the most technically sophisticated Stealing book yet. Stealing the Network: How to Own a Shadow is the final book in Syngress’ ground breaking, best-selling, Stealing the Network series. As with previous title, How to Own a Shadow is a fictional story that demonstrates accurate, highly detailed scenarios of computer intrusions and counter-strikes. In How to Own a Thief, Knuth, the master-mind, shadowy figure from previous books, is tracked across the world and the Web by cyber adversaries with skill to match his own. Readers will be amazed at how Knuth, Law Enforcement, and Organized crime twist and torque everything from game stations, printers and fax machines to service provider class switches and routers steal, deceive, and obfuscate. From physical security to open source information gathering, Stealing the Network: How to Own a Shadow will entertain and educate the reader on every page. The final book in the Stealing the Network series will be a must read for the 50,000 readers worldwide of the first three titles Law enforcement and security professionals will gain practical, technical knowledge for apprehending the most supplicated cyber-adversaries